I don’t get into political debates often. And I am not going to jump into this one too far.
When I first graduated, I was asked several times why I didn’t move to the US to work. With all the great job offers, better pay, some places even offering to help you buy or rent a house… it was hard to say no. But my answer usually stopped the discussion cold.
I don’t want to live in a place where people go into debt to keep themselves healthy. Where it costs thousands of dollars to have a baby. Where if you have a serious disease you might not be able to afford to live, even if you survive your disease.
I know that the system here in Canada isn’t perfect, but when people need health care they get it. If it is a life or death situation, they get what they need. Nobody needs to worry “if I survive this, how will I pay for it?”